Trevor Noah mocked Will Smith ‘s slap at the Oscars during his presence at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
During the Academy Awards in March, Smith took the stage and beat Chris Rock after joking about the appearance of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
After returning to his seat, Smith continued shouting at Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.” Since then, various comedians and hosts have made jokes and comments about the slap, and now Noah has followed suit.
At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday (April 30), The Daily Show host told the audience: “It’s dangerous to make jokes these days. I mean, we all saw what happened at the Oscars.
“I’m a little worried tonight. What if I make a big joke about Kellyanne Conway, and then her husband runs up on stage and thanks me?”
Kellyanne Conway is an American political adviser who previously worked under Donald Trump during his time as president. Her husband George Conway, a lawyer and political activist, is firmly against Trump.
President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Martha Stewart and many more at dinner.
After many apologies for the slap, Smith resigned from the Academy. Since then, the actor has been banned from all Academy events for the next 10 years.
After the slap, Jack Whitehall discussed the possible implications for comedians, suggesting that they might now think twice about their content before presenting it to a live audience.
“I think presenters from now on will have to control themselves every time they write a joke of their monologues thinking this has happened,” he said during a presentation on Good Morning Britain.